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Owl Vans Mercedes Sprinter High Mount Tire Carrier with Rotopax Mount

$989.00 USD

Our NEW High Mount tire carrier has the same simplicity and build quality that has made our driver door carriers so popular. The new High Mount rack was developed for customers that needed to mount the tire to the passenger door or simply need to clear a bike rack etc. We moved the tire up to allow easy use of the door handle as well as leave room below for a set of Rotopax jugs (Rotopax on passenger side only, driver side would obscure the license plate).

The NEW Owl tire carrier for Sprinters bolts to the hinges and installs in minutes without drilling. Used by some of the industry’s top outfitters, this carrier is rock solid. We meticulously engineered multiple articulation points to allow normal use of the door so there are no latches or bulky bumpers to install (and kill your departure angle!). The Owl carrier attaches to the hinges and replaces the magnetic catch on the door. Installs in just a few minutes. Patent Pending.

  • Fits Sprinters 2006-2018 (Including REVEL)

  • Driver or Passenger doors available (Driver door option does not have Rotopax)

  • Perfect for clearing bike mounts, rear boxes or towing (please always check clearance angles at full lock and going up and down hills before towing)

  • Stock or aftermarket wheels

  • Works with 2500 or 3500 Vans. Please specify when ordering.

  • Lifetime Warranty for original owner

  • Fits tire sizes up to 35”

  • Dual layer powder-coat for years of protection

  • Black powder-coat standard, custom colors available (+$200 - We cannot color match, this is a selection of available powder coat colors from our supplier)

  • Includes Wheel Security lock

  • Lightweight rack (only about 20lbs)

  • Includes three “dome” (stock) style lug bolts. “Cone” style lug bolts sold separately

  • *Not compatible for vans without magnetic catch*

  • *Custom colors not returnable*

  • Passenger carrier includes additional bar to mount Rotopax kits. Rotopax kits sold separately.

Sprinter Van High Mount Tire Carrier Product Detail

Owl Vs. Bumper-Mounted Tire Carrier - The majority of Sprinter Van tire carriers on the market today are bumper-mounted systems. These systems are complex and have several drawbacks compared to our simple bolt-on system.

Simplicity and Weight – Owl’s Sprinter High Mount Tire Carrier weighs just over 20 lbs. By eliminating a massive bumper, you eliminate a lot of bulk and weight.

Price - While we are not a budget product, the cost of just a tire carrier is always going to be substantially less than the cost of a bumper AND a high mount tire carrier combo. Less weight and less cost.


The Owl High Mount Tire Carrier is the first structurally mounted carrier to open with the door. Many long hours of engineering went into making our carriers dead simple to use. Our key innovation was the use of a patent-pending, double articulating sway link on the door (where the magnetic catch used to be). This link allows the carrier to open with the Sprinter rear door while also moving semi-independently, thus you don’t have to unlatch the carrier to open the door! In the end, you don’t have to understand it to love it

Maintains Departure Angle

The last thing you want to do is limit the abilities of your Sprinter 4x4 by adding a huge bumper. Owl Carriers maintain the factory departure angle while almost all bumper mounts will decrease it substantially. When a bumper hangs low off the back of the vehicle it limits the grade a 4x4 can go up or down.


Owl’s carrier opens with the Sprinter Van door, it’s that simple. With bumper mounted carriers, first you unlatch the carrier, then swing the carrier out of the way, then lock the carrier open, then finally you open the door.